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on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back at state here in washington continued to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president, or the secretary of state, or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> reporter: a fight over a tragedy that could become, by david petraeus, who as cia director went to benghazi to investigate and will testify to congress tomorrow. petraeus may have quit in disgrace when he admitted adultery, but his believability on national security and bipartisanship will most probably lead both
rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. last night 16,000 israeli reserve soldiers were called up. they've called up half of that number of 30,000. they're moving south of where the army is moving south of the border. they're moving down tanks, armored personnel carriers. among those reserve soldiers called up also included officers and soldiers who are experienced specialty is dealing with enemy civilian population. yet another hint that an israeli ground invasion is very much on the curb. it's not been ordered. there was a cease fire briefly in gaza this morning because the egyptian prime minister have been visiting gaza on the one hand as a show of support for the palestinians. they're also trying to encourage hamas to have a cease fire. already this morning there's been 85 rocket attacks by israel against palestinian targets in 45 minutes. that was a heck of a 45 minutes targeting mostly underground rocket launching sites. israel ha
for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories t tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on our plaza. >> so many of us take it for granted. those people out on the plaza do not take it for granted. their family members are here to witness it as well. it's amazing. >> one minute familie
of the u.s. consulate attack there. petraeus will testify before the senate and house intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. senate committee chair dianne feinstein says he still has information that is critical to this case. >> he interviewed many people, as i understand it, that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> this morning's closed door hearings will not cover petraeus' affair. and petraeus will still likely face questions about his indiscretion with cia investigators. the agency is launching an exploratory investigation to see if he misused any cia resources as its director. the fbi already concluded its investigation and found no evidence petraeus had mishandled classified information. >>> 6:05 right now. today president obama will begin negotiations with congressional leaders on perhaps the most important budget deal of his presidency. congressional leaders will meet with the president today at the white house. they're trying to keep the country from
on storm team 4 radar too close to us. nearest are off the outer banks of north carolina. today, a sunny start. increase in cloud cover this afternoon. but temperatures once again reaching up to the low 50s and, yes, indeed. you mentioned it. eagles/redskins, 1:00. good weather for it. >> sounds great, chuck. thanks. >>> this morning, family and friends are mourning the loss of a maryland teen stabbed to death at a robbery at a metro station early saturday morning at the woodley park metro station. we spoke with the victim's friends and neighbors. >> reporter: 18-year-old oan has been identified as the teen stabbed to death about 1:15 saturday morning. >> senseless. it's sad. really sad. i seen his mother this morning. >> reporter: police say griffin was robbed of personal belongings at 18th street and columbia road in adams morgan, he ran into the same group at woodly park metro station on connecticut avenue. that's when his friend was robbed and beaten by the group of teens. griffin was stabbed. >> his associates had encountered his associates w robbed him at the woodley park metro and
that stand? >> yeah. >> not going to happen. stay with us. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news 4 today. >>> breaking news as israel strikes back in the gaza strip after more deadly attacks. >> a busy day on the hill as lawmakers demand answers on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> welcome to news 4. a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 43 degrees out there. safe to say keep out the winter coats. no more shoving them in the back of the closet. >> look outside. don't go out there. it is another cold morning. make sure you wear your warmest winter coat. a lot of cloudiness. here's the view from space. cloud cover drifting over the region coming from the south. a disturbance in the carolinas giving us this cloud cover. we're not going to get any precipitation from it. right near freezing much of virginia, maryland. it's still cold, feeling like a december morning. prince gorgeous, my-30s. much of southern maryland, calvert, st. mary's, a rundell, mostly above 40. prince william county, into the shenandoah valley, a few isolat
the lanes. now you'll need one of these, an ez pass to ride the all electronic lane. you can use the one you already own or of course you can get the ez pass flex, the flex allows you to avoid the toll by car pooling with three or more people. all you have to do is flip a switch at the bottom of the device that says hov on right before you enter the lanes. but just keep in mind that state troopers will be watching to make sure enough people are in the car. >> we are following breaking news now from overseas. a school bus collided with a train in egypt killing at least 47 people most of them children. it happened 230 miles south of cairo. police say the bus was crossing the track and the railroad crossing was knocked down. the train went right into it. >>> a developing story in the gaza strip. overnight israeli forces destroyed one of the offices of hamas's prime minister. no one was killed in the latest attack. israel had launched multiple air strikes since wednesday when it killed hamas's top military commander. they say the attack is in response to missiles fired into israel from gaza. thr
about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said the intelligence committee chose not to disclose the al qaeda connection to the attack, in order to avoid tipping off the terrorists. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with a special treatment that congress gave to the retired general. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. it wasn't a hot seat, it was more a warm welcome up here on capitol hill tonight. some republicans are still charging that somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. petraeus testified that if that happened, it wasn't the fault of the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers had cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through halls. a favor to the general, who apologized to lawmakers for his affair. petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia with an eye on libya missed the threat is still under investigation. but petraeus'
the focus of the cia inspector general's probe is whether or not david petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation hat he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, there was a picture he sent, telling the seattle times it was a joke. he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the revi starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting abo
former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
heated and personal. our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us for it, from the white house. >> reporter: good evening, despite predictions to the contrary, no one topic dominated the back and forth. he was asked to respond to a criticism from an old rival, john mccain. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: he was aloof, and at times, confident. and aggressive at times at times. in his first press conference since winning a second term. his main goal, making a case that the public support fully the tax hike on the rich. >> everybody understood that that was an important debate, the majority of voters agreed with me, by the way, more agreed with me on the issue than voted for me. >> reporter: he also made clear that the bush tax cuts for the top 2% will go away, but left new wiggle room on how it would be determined. >> what i am not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it do is stepped further tax cuts for people who don't need it. >> reporter: he encouraged growing common ground between the two parties. >> i'm op
. for that, we must commit this day and every day to serving you as well as you've served us. >> veterans day was traditionally known as armistice day to honor world war i. in 1954, congress changed the name to veterans day to honor those who served. >> the world war ii memorial and other war memorials were packed yesterday as surviving veterans traveled to reflect on their experiences. many who didn't serve also vittvitt those memorials. they said it was to pay respect to those who served their country. >> the people that gave their lives, the people who served, it means a lot. it's a historical moment, and i think we should all cherish it. >> many of the veterans traveled here thanks to honor flights. nonprofit organizations worked to bring people to d.c. for events like this free of charge to be honored for theirservice. >> wonderful. thank you to all the veterans this morning. you took part in a veterans day program over the weekend. how did it go? >> very good. i think we've got some video we'll show later in the morning. it was an awesome concert. >> tom here with a check of the forecas
it could use a reserve fund to pay for the increases. >> it is cold once again. tom is saying it's a little bit warmer but i can't tell. >> once you get below 45. but there's got to be some hope. we'll go with that it feels warmer. >> i'm getting tweets saying, make it stop! somebody make it stop! it's feeling like after christmas for crying out loud. we are crying out loud when we step outside. look at the sky. it's all cloudy. and that cloud cover is coming from a weak disturbance passing through the carolinas. there's a little bit of rain that will stay to our south throughout the morning hours. clear out in western west virginia and the ohio valley where it is below freezing this morning. a few isolated spots in the rural areas. it's near 40. right near the bay and on the eastern shore. we'll have these clouds with us throughout the rest of the day, hour by hour. a chill in the air. hovering around freezing by 6:00 a.m. afternoon highs reaching the upper 40s to 50. sunrise is getting later and later. 6:51. sunset, 4:54 this afternoon. i'm back in 10 minutes with the the hometown forecas
might not have dinner with them. but you're watching them and they're watching us. when you see tape in front much their house, your heart stops. i got cold chills when i came outside. >>> i'm told that the sheriff's deputy is a tenured officer and is now on administrative leave. live in riverdale tonight. erika gonzalez news 4. >>> testimony begins on the 9/11 attack in benghazi. tonight lawmakers are asking questions about the david petraeus affair. jim rosen feld has the latest on the investigation. jim? >> a big couple of days on the hill. david petraeus will testify voluntarily on the consulate attacks coming up on friday, telling a former colleague it's "the right thing to do." as for the e-mail scannel scandal that led to his downfall -- dinner tonight for some in the media was actually on paula broadwell's brother. >> pizza on the menu in mt. pleasant tonight where general david petraeus' former mistress seen inside remains holed up tonight. they've suspended her security clearance but her brother is feeling generous. treating the media camped outside his home to dinner. also
. this was a three-story house of hamas militants. israel says it's using precision strikes against gaza. >> there were eight people in this house when they were attacked and they have already pulled out three bodies. there was total panic as rescue cr crews gasans feel that israel what no regard for life. israel warned gazans to stay away from all hamas locations. this man lived next to a hamas police station. now he doesn't have a home. we can expect anything from israelis. mourners for another hamas militant targeted today, witnesses showed up with the shell that killed the young militants. they say it was fired from an israeli ship. and warships fired more rounds. but that volley didn't stop the funeral. more about expressing defiance here than sadness. they're taking this man's 9-year-old niece to be buriey b. israel wants to eliminate hamas's leadership, but that's coming increasingly as a cost to civilians. >> reporter: this is martin fletcher in tel aviv. more than a hundred strikes from gaza today. half of israel's 3.5 million people are now within range of hamas long range rock
it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and ays since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now coast. >>> and it >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets whe
. because big changes could make for a nasty commute for us tomorrow. storm team 4 meteorologist doug kammerer joins us with what is coming next. >> doreen, there are huge changes. temperatures tomorrow will be about 30 degrees cooler than they were during the day today. you're going to wake up and notice a huge difference. 63 the current number out there right now, winds out of the south at 6 miles per hour. not a lot of rain around our region right now. but there are a few showers, most of this on the lighter side. down towards fauquier county, culpepper county, all moving to the north right along the blue ridge here. we'll continue to watch as these showers move to the north. the rain back to the west is associated with the cold front, moving through overnight. we'll see moderate to heavy rain toward your morning hours. boy, are those temperatures going to be coming down. 63 here in washington. 39 in columbus, ohio. we can see where the cold front is. 67 in morgantown. only 50 in pittsburgh. the numbers dropping very, very quickly. they'll continue to do so right through your morni
expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped out overnight to be among the first in line. >> president obama is spending his day in chicago where he voted early two weeks ago. he's planning to do some satellite interviews to reach voters in the battleground states and will take part in his traditional election day basketball game. >> as for governor romney,
and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." >> they insist petraeus had nothing to do with petraeus' testimony about the deadly attack on the embassy in benghazi. the committee chair dianne feinstein ss petraeus may still be called to testify at a later date. >>> parties are ready to negotiate to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. senior democrats and republicans say they're confident they can reach a deal on a spending plan by the end of the year to avoid billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts. republicans have said they're willing to allow some tax hikes to end the budget stalemate. democrats say they're also willing to cut spending. >> we've had votes in the senate where we've actually gotten rid of tax credits. i think that's a given, and i think the vast majority of americans agree with that. >> i think, if the house stands for anything, it's caught government spending, as tom coburn said. i think we have to do more of it. we heard the mandate in 2010 where it was a clear mandate to cut spending, and we did. >> president obama will sit dow
first allowed to start using the 14 mile long lanes that stretched from the dulles toll road to springfield. news 4's derrick ward is live near the leesburg pike entrance in tysons corner. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what we can tell you and this has to be confirmed by virginia state police, that it looks like the accidents, at least one, might have been inadvertent into the new express lane based on what we have, the information a car started out on the regular part of the roadway but ended up in the express lanes. nonetheless, there is still a learning curve now as we get into the new era of having the express lanes. i want to show you some of the video from earlier. these lanes opened up at about 2:00 a.m. this morning now and the design is and the plan is to sort of monitor traffic and manage the traffic in a way so as the planners say your commute should not get under 45 miles per hour even during rush hour. we showed you video, actually adam tusk was out driving yesterday and joining me now is pierce coffee with trans urban the group that operates this. fir
and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect of a war in the middle east as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. who better to have to discuss this. tom, as t
it from the show? >> let's not go crazy and use the word cut. it was so much fun. >> we'll reflect on our favorite thanksgiving memories and dylan and i will do a little showdown, a bakeoff, like who is the best thanksgiving dinner. a wonderful apple berry cobbler. dylan made something as well and we'll find out which you made up. >> i didn't know there were berries involved. i mean -- >> yours is apple, right? >> i think you cheated. i thought it was apple cobbler, apple crisp. you throw berries in there -- >> tweeting pictures of your puppy. it's a whole long thing. we'll have that coming up a bit later on. >> an important distinction. looking forward to that. >>> we do begin with escalating violence in the middle east. the latest from gaza this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. to say the 1.5 million people of the gaza strip a really held hostage by the circumstances all around them is an understatement, a few hundred miles south of here negotiations are under way for a truce. meanwhile for the people here, though, it was another deadly night of strikes overnight
into the upper 60s by midafternoon. sunset at 4:56. boy, it's hard to get used to that early sunset. by then, we'll be back down to the low 60s. then some rain moving in tonight. details on that in ten minutes. a look at your traffic on this monday morning. here's danella. >> good morning. >>> first 4 traffic, we're going to start in virginia. if you're traveling along i-95 northbound at lorlorton. report of a disabled vehicle on the left shoulder lane. heading up from the occoquan, nice and clear. hov restrictions lifted for the holiday today. getting to the beltway, no issues at all. 11 minutes to get from the occoquan to the beltway. you're at 61 miles an hour. here in d.c., a live look at new york avenue as you make your way past bladensburg. no major delays in the district and no reports of any accidents right now. as you make your commute in maryland along 29, no issues between north and southbound 29 between columbia and the beltway. light volume. no accidents to report. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> breaking news right now. a syrian fighter jet bombed an area controlled by
's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed session. we're told actually he volunteered to do it. the senate said they wanted to hear from him, but his friends say he called the cia, called his associates there and said i do want to testify. today the director of the fbi and his deputy director went up and talked to some members of congress about why the fbi did not inform them or the white house, while this investigation was still going on. the fbi insisted from the beginning that there are clear rules about when you tell other people what you're finding out in the middle of an investigation. they said that involves only intelligence activities, and that they were satisfied from their investigation that there were no intelligence activities involved here. a couple of other minor points. we learned a little more about how the whole e-mail controversy got started. what
. the video shows two african-american officers pulling over a black driver and using derogatory language toward the driver. the police chief at the head of the officer's union both called the video inappropriate. youtube took the video down at the request of police. both officers are on administrative leave. a hearing will be held next week to determine their fate. violence rages on tonight in the middle east. after rocket attacks larged at jerusalem and tell arrive. israel attacked the headquarters at hamas' prime minister. israel carried out at least 300 air strikes a day on a variety of targets. more than 160 rockets also came flying in to israel from gaza. many are being intercepted by israel's elaborate anti-defense system. israeli officials say so far three israeli civilians have been killed with at least 50 injured. in gaza, at least 48 people have been killed since the violence started on wednesday. it was sparked by the assassination of the hamas military chief. >> i say it's probably about 10 meters from the house. i'm not sure that anyone would have provided that. >> officials
using a popular phrase. >> i believe it was a spoof on driving while black, depicts officers and community in a terrible light and just unacceptable. >> officials say a county police cruiser is also seen in the video, the insignias on the vehicles and uniforms are blurred. head of the fraternal order of police, union that represents officers appeared by the chief's side. >> we're concerned about some of the content contained, inappropriate. shouldn't have taken place, shouldn't have occur. it does not however reflect the attitude or the demeanor of our members out here doing the job on a daily basis. >> charles brown chair of the police chief advisory council made up of community members. >> he doesn't waste time. a very fair person. he doesn't believe in letting anything fester. >> officers face punishment could include being fired. the video has been removed from youtube. reporting live, prince george's county headquarters, jackie benson, news 4. >>> new explosions in israel. is rail escalated air strikes after two rockets fired from gaza landed just outside the capital of
. get used to it. seems like these cold temperatures starting to settle in for good. >> 6:00 a.m. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom, what is going on? >> hot pwefrbeveragehot beverag. get fort tied. >> yeah. i need more hot beverages at this point. >> it is feeling like a winter morning than late autumn. disturbance producing rain down to the carolinas well to our south. under the clouds we're not as cold. at least they held a little bit of the one from yesterday. 42, reagan national. eastern shore, northern neck. generally in the upper 30s, low 40s. farther west in montgomery county, arlington, fairfax and prince george's in the mid and upper 30s. much colder shenandoah. 7:00 a.m. mid-30s around the metro area. a little sun. hour by hour throughout the day. light wind. highs reaching near 50 midafternoon. i'll be back with a hometown forecast in 10 minutes. >>> good morning. still watching the delays grow on i-95 northbound. because of the crash at 123. blocking the left side of the roadway. you're getting by on the right. chopper 4 signaled from them. as they make their way
the evidence as it was. and the jury gave us their verdict. >> you can see simpson's family hugging and thanking the attorneys from outside of the courthouse. but for the frasier family, there is no celebration. >> dominique frasier's mother lost her own daughter. only a couple of days before her daughter's birthday. and so certainly she's grieving. >> reporter: now, it took the jury just a few hours to come up with this decision. prince george's state attorney says there are no winners in this tragic case. reporting live in upper marlborough, tracy wilkins, news4. >>> breaking news in the middle east with israel on the brink of war against palestinian militants. fighting is the heaviest it's been in four years. hamas has fired more than 200 rockets into israel, killing at least three people there. in the meantime, israel's air strikes to stop the rocket fire from gaza hit dozens of hamas-related targets, including a military chief. another hamas leader is promising revenge for that death. israel is planning to increase its operations on the ground. as that violence in the middle ea
towards the key bridge, work zone set up outbound as well as inbound. it's a little tricky. use caution if traveling this road. also, good news if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway. this a work zone set up there. now these travel lanes are open and the rails. checking the metro, marc, and vre, no reported delays at this time. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> rocket fire from gaza landing in southern israel. the israeli military says some 350 rockets fired into israel this week with nearly 100 fired today alone. one rocket hit a house. no one was hurt. a brief cease fire between the israelis and palestinians collapsed. two were supposed to stop fighting while they visited the area today. melissa mollet is live with more on this. melissa, good morning. >> good morning. >>> the israeli military has consigned troops, a sign relations could collapse further. more than two dozen people have been killed during the past three days of fierce fighting in that region. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> today congress will finally hear from david petraeus in their search
cia director david petraeus will answer questions on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he'll testify before the house and senate intelligence committees separately. the house began hearings yesterday on attacks which heard killed four people, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans accuse the obama administration of ignoring warning signs that could have prevented the tragedy. >> the people back at state here in washington continue to deny additional security, and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> to put this, lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> petraeus' testimony will come one week after he resigned as head of the cia because of an extramarital affair. democrats and republicans say he is still credible when it comes to discussing national security. >>> the cia still plans on looking into petraeus' conduct. the agency is opening what it calls an exploratory investigation. nbc news has
>> join us again at 9:00 for a full hour and a half of news. until then, make it a great saturday everyone. >>> good morning. breaking news. israel and militants trade air strikes overnight. israeli troops mass along the gaza border. could it lead to war? we're live in gaza and tel aviv. >>> welcome to the white house. jill kelley and paula broadwell, the two women at the cente of the scandal involving david petraeus both guest at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. what were they doing there? how did they get access to so many powerful people? >>> and, half baked. twinkie lovers rushing to stores nationwide amid word that their maker is going out of business. is it really the end for the beloved treat? we'll talk to someone in our staff who just bought a lifetime supply. today is saturday, november 17th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. many of you may be in mourning this morning for the twinkie. or t
out there. we just were able to make the big plays when it counted and as a team this is big for us. we all knew it. it's not time to panic, but it is time to bunker down and make sure you put your best food foort every time you step on the field. the way we played physically, offense and defense, i thought it was extremely impressive. >> rg3 completed 93% of his passes. 14 of 15. the second best game according to completion percentage by any nfl quarterback this season. guys, coming up, we'll have a lot more from here at fedexfield, including the head coach who is one happy camper today. >> i saw you tweeting that photo with rg3 coming up on redskins final tonight, and i know it wasn't a self shelf because your arms are folded. >> and i love one sports writer saying andy reid, unemployed coach walking. >> it's dangerous. >> very. we'll see you later. thanks, dan. for redskins fans the win gave them reason to keep hope alive for a playoff berth. we caught up with some fans after the game. they called rg3 amazing and said even if this year doesn't pan out, the future is bright. >> an
'll be talking about details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the controversy over u.n. ambassador san rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> earlier sense tore mccain and graham vowed to stop her confirmation. >> i don't trust her. the reason i don't trust her. is i think she knew better. >> we will do whatever is necessary to stop the nomination. >>> back to petraeus. t"the wall street journal" says he was already at odds with james clapper after the cia wanted them to fight back publicly for its role in benghazi. we do have new details on the personal scandal that has enveloped petraeus and
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